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Pallone Announces South Amboy will Receive $5.3 Million for Passenger Ferry

July 20, 2020
Press Release

Long Branch, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced today that South Amboy will receive $5.3 million to support the South Amboy passenger ferry. South Amboy will use the funding to construct a Ferry Terminal Facility that could accommodate up to three ferry vessels and give pedestrians, automobiles, buses, and rail systems access to commuter ferry service between New Jersey and downtown Manhattan. The funding is distributed through the Department of Transportation’s Passenger Ferry Grant program that provides funding for passenger ferry systems in urbanized areas.

“This is great news for New Jersey and for commuters who rely on passenger ferries every day. This funding will go a long way to ensure that our transportation infrastructure is able to accommodate the increased demand in ferry service and will help reduce vehicle traffic between New Jersey and Manhattan,” Congressman Pallone said. “The new facility will undoubtedly foster economic growth in South Amboy and the surrounding area. I will continue to make sure that New Jersey receives the resources it needs for safe and efficient transportation.”

“I would like to thank Congressman Pallone, always a friend to South Amboy, for his support and commitment in partnering with South Amboy and Middlesex County and in helping to make this important transportation project a reality,” South Amboy Mayor Fred Henry said.

Pallone wrote a letter of support to the Federal Transit Administration for the funding in March.